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Arthur E. Arte Palama
Arthur E. ‘Arte’ Palama
Arthur E. “Arte” Palama, of Kalaheo and Hawai‘i Island, passed away on Feb. 13, 2020, at home. He was a self-employed general contractor, with A. Palama Contracting.
He was preceded in death by parents David K. and Marie Rapozo Palama, sister Claire Pereirra, and brothers Roland, Thomas and Clarence Palama.
He is survived by wife Lena K. Chang Palama, son Roger Waialae (Taira Kajiwara) Palama, daughter Alice “Nalani” (Randall Soares) Palama Soares, grandchildren Liana K. (Jake Youn) Palama, Wailana (Kyle) Blackstad, Kamuela (Gina Taniguchi) Palama, Leina (Keali‘i Punley) Palama, Alanna Frenandez, Lokela Ho‘okano (Kira Lanning) Palama, Ka‘eo (Kadejah Langundino) Palama, Kekai Ho‘okano Palama, Kahinu Li Palama Soares, Kawahine Palama and Kahia‘ai Palama, great-grandchildren Kamea Palama Alquiza, Kirra Blackstad, Kahanu Blackstad, Wehilani Blackstad, Liliua K. Palama Youn and Kana‘i Taniguchi Palama, and brothers David (Moana) Palama and Stephen (Kathy) Palama.
A celebration of life is Saturday, March 14, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo, with visitation at 8 a.m. and Mass to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.
Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Jason Kunane ‘Gooba’ Aquino
Jason Kunane “Gooba” Aquino, of Kekaha, passed away on Feb. 6, 2020, at the age of 46. Born on June 6, 1973, in Waimea, he was a crew leader with Syngenta.
He was preceded in death by father Alejandro “Sonny” Aquino, and son Moses Aquino.
He is survived by mother Karin Aquino of Kekaha, wife Jerowina Aquino, daughters Ashley Agor of Washington, Jaslin Aquino, Shania Aquino, Naomi Vidinha and Pfeiffer Aquino, all of Kekaha, and Martina Aquino of Montana, sons Wyatt Aquino and Waylon Aquino of Kekaha, brother James (Sandra) Aquino of San Diego, sister Stacy (Joey) Aquino Bagain of Kekaha, and grandson Hunter Aquino-Ortiz (deceased).
A celebration of life is Saturday, March 14, at King’s Chapel in ‘Ele‘ele from 9 a.m. to noon.
Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Greathia Mundon ‘Cis’ Odell
Greathia Mundon “Cis” Odell, 90, passed away at Prestige Senior Living in Manteca, California, on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. She was born June 19, 1929, in Honolulu.
She was a hula dancer at the Kodak Hula Show, was a beauty-school graduate and worked at ARINC. After her marriage in Honolulu to her loving husband of 57 years, Dale H. Odell, she was a dedicated homemaker and later a professional seamstress.
After retirement she lived in Anahola and was an active member of the community, volunteering at the community center leading water aerobics and arthritis classes in addition to her service at her parish, St. Catherine.
She was preceded in death by husband Dale, father James Mundon, mother Ku‘ulei (Goodness) Mundon, and sisters Glenna Baker and Pauline Attwood.
She is survived by sons James (Linda) Odell of California and Mark (Leslee) Odell of Florida, grandchildren Derek (Leyna) Odell of Texas, Kevin (K.C.) Odell with his fiancé Giselle of California, and Meredith and Caroline Odell of Florida, great-grandchildren Daniel, Piper and Ethan Odell, sisters Doris Hezekia-Naki of Waimanalo, Janice Von Seggern of Kailua and Georgia Bustamante of Arizona, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her celebration of life is at Hawaiian Memorial Park Chapel, 45-425 Kamehameha Hwy., Kane‘ohe, on Friday, March 13, with visitation at 9 a.m., service 10 a.m., and fellowship at 11 a.m., followed by burial in the Hawai‘i State Veterans Cemetery at 1 p.m.
The family suggests aloha attire and welcomes lei.
P.L. Fry & Sons Funeral Home of Manteca, California, and Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery and Funeral Services, are assisting the family with arrangements.
Olsen Louis Ebinger
Olsen Louis Ebinger of Ballston Spa, New York, passed away Jan 3, 2020, at Saratoga Springs Hospital, New York, at the age of 68. He was born in Lihu‘e on June 15, 1951, and raised in Anahola.
He was preceded in death by father George Ebinger, mother Marie Garcia Ebinger, and brothers Gilbert and Hitcliff “Bully” Ebinger.
He is survived by his partner Lori Schultz, daughters Melissa (Matt) Ebinger-Timm of Hanama‘ulu, Sonya (Stephen) Ebinger-Phelps of Murrieta, California, son Barry Ebinger of Murrieta, California, grandchildren Tori, Tracy, Noah, Brenna Taylor and Dylan, great-granddaughter Emersyn, sister Flo Munkacsi of Wailua Homesteads, brothers Hughes (Shirley) of Anahola and Keith (Diane) of Lihu‘e, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A gathering to reminisce, to share memories and reflect on good times is Saturday, March 14, at Lydgate Park big pavilion, starting at 10 a.m.
Vale Cemetery Crematorium, Schenectady, New York, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Tomiko (Watanabe) Ching
Tomiko (Watanabe) Ching, 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Feb 23, 2020. She was born on March 31, 1933, in Gunma-ken, Tomioka, Japan, to Otojiro Watanabe and Tsuru Matsui.
After marrying Lester S.F. Ching, they moved to O‘ahu and lived in Kaimuki for many years, where she retired in retail sales. They later moved to Hule‘ia, where she lived until her last two years of life. She was cared for by her daughter in Idaho full-time until her passing.
She was preceded in death by husband Lester (whom she missed dearly), and granddaughter Tiara Danielson.
She is survived by children Vernon (Roberta) Ching, E. (Steve) Danielson, Holly (Scott) San Diego and Irvin (Vanessa) Ching, 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two more on the way.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served faithfully in various callings. She loved serving others and helping those in need.
Sewing, knitting, crocheting, crafting and cooking Japanese and local foods were her specialties. A very spiritual woman, her faith and testimony in God and His Son Jesus Christ never wavered. She continued to pray every day until her last days. She loved playing the ‘ukulele, and was part of the Kaua‘i senior ‘ukulele group for many years. She was an amazing mom, gramma, great-gramma, aunty and friend. She will be missed.
There will be a viewing on Saturday, March 21, at Garden Island Mortuary in Lawai, at 2-3780 B Kaumuali‘i Highway, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by a short service from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery, where she will be buried with her husband. We thank all those who have helped support our family in this time of need. Mahalo, love and gratitude from the bottom of our hearts.
Gerard Cosmas Silva
Gerard Cosmas Silva, husband of Georgia (Planas) Silva of Kalaheo, passed away peacefully at their home on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at the age of 64, after years of suffering from complications due to multiple sclerosis.
He was born to Antone G. and Dorothy (Bukoski) Silva Jr. on Sept. 27, 1955, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, along with his twin brother Bernard Damian Silva.
He was preceded in death by parents Antone G. and Dorothy (Bukoski) Silva Jr., twin brother Bernard Silva, nephews Michael Silva and Alex Silva, niece baby Hazel Rose Holmberg-Silva, mother-in-law Gregoria Planas, and brother-in-law Leroy Silva.
With each of their passings, his heart broke, but in spite of his sorrows and illness, his great sense of humor flourished, and his faith in God grew. He graduated from Kaua‘i High School, and worked in the hotel industry at the Waiohai Hotel and Kiahuna Plantation. He had a great love for his antique cars, his garden in which he worked often, and music, in which he played the harmonica, trombone and tuba.
He is survived by his faith-filled wife Georgia (Planas) Silva of Kalaheo, children Jenny and her husband Patrick Nakagawa Jr. of Honolulu, Gabriel Silva of Seattle, Dorothy Silva and her husband Jean-Paul Junod of California, Antone Silva of Honolulu, grandchildren Owen, Kazuya, and Sen Maria, siblings, Antoinette (Abel) Martinez of California, Sandra Silva of Colorado and Gregory Silva of New Mexico, father-in-law Gregorio (Aurora) Planas of Kaumakani, brothers-in-law Leslie Planas, Gregory Planas and Jared Planas, sister-in-law Bridget Evans, and several nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 21, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo, with rosary from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m., visitation with the family from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., Mass at 10:30 a.m., and inurnment to follow at Holy Cross Church Cemetery.
The family suggests causal attire.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
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